We’re proud to announce that the GreenBiz Group's Verge Accelerate Showcase results are in, and we are one of 14 finalists selected to pitch at the VERGE 17 conference this September. Thank you to all who showed your support by voting for 75F in the Infrastructure and Built Environment category!
This year, Verge received nearly 100 submissions from across the globe, including cities such as Singapore, Sydney, London, Berlin, Mumbai and of course, the U.S. We are honored to be pitching the brand that we so strongly support. Knowing that if deployed nationally, 75F could save 564 trillion British thermal units (Btu) annually from the grid, our mission endures to lower carbon footprints while improving comfort and air quality.
“The VERGE Accelerate program is at the heart of our mission to accelerate innovation around sustainability and climate change,” explains Shana Rappaport, Director of Strategic Programs at Greenbiz Group. “The program, which we have included at VERGE events since 2013, gives early-stage entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch from our main stage to a live audience of potential partners.”
Verge, where sustainability meets technology, feels like the perfect platform for us. Committed to improving energy efficiency within buildings, 75F strives to improve the human experience while benefiting the planet.
In 2008, the United Nations launched a campaign to raise thermostats in their secretariat building from 70°F to 75°F, as one of many strategies to reduce their carbon emissions. From our partnership with the United Nations Environment Program - Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative to our efforts to make buildings more comfortable and sustainable in every way we can, we take inspiration from the United Nations and embody it in our name.